My current area of research focus is in adult stress perception and its impact on behavior, quality of life perception, and occupational performance in adults, particularly those who live with brain injury. Several of my projects have studied not only perception of individuals but also the effectiveness of community intervention approaches in mitigating life stress and promoting healthier social connections and perceived quality of life. Current studies are looking at overall health records in persons living with brain injury and drug/alcohol use in persons with brain injury who attend a community program in comparison to others living in the community without these supports.
Additionally, my stress scale for children (PSS-C) (White, 2014) is available for free use upon request. This tool is included in a data capture and sharing platform being launched in the UK. https://www.bouncetogether.co.uk/survey-database/perceived-stress-scale-...
Ph.D., University of Minnesota
B.S., University of Minnesota
INCO 710: Intro to McNair Research
OT 513: Stressed Out
OT 695: Independent Study
OT 741: Human Occupation
OT 791: Senior Honors Thesis
OT 841: Human Occupation
OT 886: Engagement in Research
Mulligan, S., White, B. P., & Arthanat, S. (2014). An examination of occupation-based, client-centered, evidence-based occupational therapy practices in New Hampshire. OTJR: occupation, participation and health, 34(2), 106-116.